Home > News > Events 03 October 2013 Cycle to make a child smile The annual cyclethon to raise funds for the Hospice Wits and Smile Foundation will take place in Johannesburg on 5 October. 0 Shutterstock Related Foundation provides smiles for children 30 kids to get new smiles this week The Kia cyclethon is to take place in Johannesburg on 5 October to raise funds to help children smile.All proceeds will go to the Hospice Wits and Smile Foundation.This year’s event will offer a unique physical challenge – The “Most Kilometre” challenge. The cyclist who cycles the most kilometres in an hour over the nine hours will win R5 000. There will be both a male and female category.In addition, Discovery Vitality members participating in this event will earn 500 Discovery Vitality points. Smile Foundation is a South African NGO that assists children with any type of facial conditions and to receive free corrective plastic and reconstructive surgery within the country.The executive chairperson of the Smile Foundation, Marc Lubner, said: “Each year this event gets bigger and bigger and we get a chance to change the lives of even more children as it grows.“We encourage the public to sweat for a cause and make a child smile.”Hundreds of individuals diagnosed with terminal illness have been cared for by HospiceWits. The marketing manager of Hospice Wits, Joy Ruwodo said: “Our current objective is to double our patient numbers and the support of sponsors, donors and participants in the cyclethon goes a long way towards helping us to achieve this.”The cycleton will take place at the Piazza at Melrose Arch in Johannesburg from 07:00 to 16:00The cost of participation is R150 per bike per hour. Enter online at melrosearch.co.za/cyclethon More in News Fortinet Named Platinum Sponsor for 2016 Healthcare Innovation Summit More: NewsEvents advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Sex US STIs hit all-time high in 2015 Medical Human right-handedness might go back almost 2 million years Mental health Troubled childhood may boost bipolar risk Diet and nutrition Our genes may soon advise our food and lifestyle choices Lifestyle Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Medical Don't believe these asthma myths From our sponsors Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.